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I am part of the team that is bringing helium recovery to ISIS, I’m also involved in the ISISSTAT cryogen free cryostat development and working towards improved ultra-low temperature systems at ISIS.


For details on my recent publications please see here. Two examples are listed below:

Cryogen free sample environment for neutron scattering experiments at ISIS  
Proc.  5th European Conference on Neutron Scattering Journal of Physics: Conference Series   340  012009 (2012) [doi:10.1088/1742-6596/340/1/012009]   ISIS   STFC
Au.  O Kirichek , Au.  RBE Down , Au.  J Keeping , Au.  B Evans , Au.  ZA Bowden


Operation of superconducting magnet with dilution refrigerator insert in zero boil-off regime  
Cryogenics   50  (10) 666-669 (2010)  [doi: 10.1016/j.cryogenics.2010.06.011]   ISIS   STFC
Au.  O Kirichek  (STFC), Au.  RBE Down  (STFC), Au.  G Kouzmenko  (Oxford Instruments), Au.  J Keeping (STFC), Au.  D Bunce  (STFC), Au.  R Wotherspoon  (Oxford Instruments), Au.  ZA Bowden  (STFC)

I am the deputy team leader of the cryogenic team at ISIS; I did a 4 year apprenticeship at UKAEA Harwell where I trained as an instrument maker, I then moved to Oxford Instruments for 6 years where I was involved in the build, test, commissioning and installation of many varied cryogenic systems, from there I moved to A.S scientific for 13 years providing a similar role with more emphasis on fault diagnosis and solutions on occasion internationally.

I have been at ISIS for nearly 10 years now and have amassed knowledge of sample environment techniques and support of all cryogenic experiments; my main involvement is with high profile equipment like dilution refrigerators and super conducting magnets across the ISIS facility.